BALTIMORE — The Steelers have done it yet again. For the fifth straight season in a row, the Steelers lead the league in sacks overall. No other team has ever done it for more than two seasons in a row, and yet the Steelers are on an absolute tear after quarterbacks. With 55 sacks on the year, the Steelers outpaced the second-placed Minnesota Vikings by four sacks overall.
The Steelers, led by NFL sack leader T.J. Watt, racked up nine sacks in the Week 17 win over Cleveland to finish strong and take first place over the finish line. The Steelers did this without Stephon Tuitt and Tyson Alualu as well, which is simply another notch in the belt of this Steelers pass rush.
The team has blitzed less than it has in the entire five-year run this year, and yet still put up a league-high production. It was the Steelers’ ability to win with four and a lack of slot blitzes with no Mike Hilton that powered them to the accolade yet again.